WHY ARTSYO DIGS KELDA MARTENSEN:
Kelda Martensen’s collage and print works are like dreams about travelling to places that are part familiar and part fantastical: a motel en route to Alaska, a floating house full of birds, an inviting path of stepping stones that leads into thin air. They make us want to drive on snowy roads, or walk through a giant redwood forest, or casually stroll through outer space.
ELEVEN PERSONAL QUESTIONS:
Where is your studio? Basement of my house in West Seattle
Native Seattleite or transplant? I grew up in the south sound and moved back to the Seattle area in 2009 after 11 years living outside of Washington
What’s on your studio soundtrack? Podcasts, my husband’s music blog: freedomsoundsradio.blogspot.com, Rickie Lee Jones, Neko Case and other nostalgic favorites
What is your favorite Seattle summer activity? Taking our dog swimming in the sound, canoeing and being on the beach
Where is the best coffee in town? Such a hard call! Our local Bird On A Wire coffee shop
What is the last book you read? Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons and currently reading Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich
What is your most treasured possession? Besides my dog? My etching press! And my the art of my friends in the house
What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Shaping cabinet doors on an assembly line
What super power would you like to have? Time bending
What is your favorite piece on Artsyo (that’s not yours)? Also so hard to answer! I know I haven’t seen all the work on Artsyo but I love Rachel Maxi‘s work on there, and I just saw this piece by Susanna Bluhm that I like a lot
See more of Kelda Martensen’s work on Artsyo.